Starting Oct. 1, 2023, California employers must adhere to new regulations under the Fair Chance Act (FCA) concerning the use of an individual’s criminal history in employment decisions. These rulesContinue Reading (Background) Check It Out: Understanding California’s New Fair Chance Act Regulations on Criminal Records and Background Checks When Making Employment Decisions
Reversing decades of precedent that limited the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, on Aug. 18, 2023, the Fifth Circuit en banc ruled in Hamilton v. Dallas …Continue Reading 5th Circuit Expands Scope of Title VII in Employment Discrimination Cases
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated employment decision tools (AEDT) can be useful for employers in the hiring process. They may be used for myriad tasks, from sifting through employment applications…Continue Reading AI In Employment Decisions
On June 30, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case emanating from Colorado, with nationwide implication, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. SCOTUS held, by a 6-3 majority…Continue Reading 303 Creative: SCOTUS Rules First Amendment Protects Colorado Website Designer from Creating ‘Expressive’ Wedding Websites For Same-Sex Couples
On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, holding that Harvard College and the University of…Continue Reading Employer Considerations After SCOTUS Rules College Admissions Policies that Consider Race a Factor Unconstitutional
On Aug. 7, 2023, Colorado employers’ workplace obligations will change due to the passage of the Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights Act (the POWR Act). The POWR Act, which Governor…Continue Reading New Act Expands Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law and Limits Non-Disclosure Agreements
Under AB 2188, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, California employers will be prohibited from discriminating against employees for off-duty cannabis use.
Continue Reading California Will Soon Protect Employees’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use
As we reported in our blog discussing an LASC judge striking down a law that required California companies to have racially diverse boards (AB 979): Judge Rules That Race and …
Continue Reading Judge Rules That Gender Quotas for Corporate Board Members Violate the California Constitution
The Chicago City Council enacted amendments to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance that take effect July 1, 2022. The amendments:
- Expand the definitions of the sexual harassment and sexual orientation;
A bill introduced in the California Assembly in February 2022 would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers and job applicants for off-duty marijuana use.